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Iraq's Nationalistic Protests Present a Tricky Test for Iran

Nov 19, 2019 | 10:30 GMT
This photo shows clouds of tear gas rising over a protest in Baghdad on Nov. 14, 2019.

Clouds of smoke and tear gas rise over protests in Baghdad on Nov. 14, 2019. The protest movement, driven by anger over corruption and economic malaise in Iraq, has persisted, threatening Iranian interests in the country.

(AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images)

Tehran has a number of tools it can deploy to blunt a popular challenge to the government in Baghdad, but showing its hand too openly could backfire....

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